• About the Vinotemp Brama BR-DWSH01-S

  • What we like

  • What we don’t like

  • Warranty

  • What owners say

  • Should you buy it?

There’s a lot to love about the Brama BR-DWSH01-S. It features a clean design, with top-facing controls, a handsome door handle, and a stainless steel finish. While it will fit into just about any modern kitchen, it keeps its real value hidden inside—this dishwasher is absolutely packed with high-end features.

controls
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The top-facing touch controls have an intuitive layout and are very easy to operate.

For starters, the top and bottom racks both feature movable tines, to help accommodate any oddly shaped cookware or dishes. The second rack additionally features stem holders to help wine glasses safely weather their wash cycle. The third rack has a sturdy design and an indented column along its center line, to allow clearance for small bowls or ramekins.

3rd rack
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The third rack features a recessed area down its middle, to allow clearance for bowls or small glasses.

Additionally, the BR-DWSH01-S has two innovations we haven’t really seen elsewhere: a separate washing arm for very stained dishes and the Air Change system. The former is a stationary jet in the back left of the tub, and the latter keeps air circulating between washes, to combat bacterial buildup.

turbo wash
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The Turbo Wash feature enables a separate spray arm to help add some oomph to your clean cycle. However, we tested it and found it did not help much.

These features definitely caught our attention, and we’re excited for what Brama might bring to the table in the future. Unfortunately, despite its interesting extras, this dishwasher disappointed when it came to cleaning. On our tests we found rampant redeposit—when your dishwasher scrubs soil off one dish, fails to filter it out, and washes it back onto another dish. Here we found evidence of redeposit on almost every dish during the Normal cycle. If you’re looking for a high-end dishwasher, there are definitely better choices out there.

About the Vinotemp Brama BR-DWSH01-S

cutlery
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The cutlery basket can be removed for easy unloading.

Dimensions: 33.75 in. x 24 in. x 24.5 in. (H x W x D)
Finish: Stainless steel
Six cycles: Pots & Pans, Normal Wash, China/Gentle, Quick Wash, Rinse Only, Energy Saver
Cycle features: Hi-Temp, Sani Rinse, Steam Wash
Upper rack features: Adjustable tines, stemware holders

What we like

Customizable tines

bottom rack
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Both the lower rack and second rack feature movable tines, to help accommodate different sizes of cookware.

If you cook with a varied array of pots and pans, you’ve probably run into a situation where you’ve tried to fit an odd-sized object into the dishwasher, only to fail, shrug, and hand-wash it. WIth tines that can be flipped down to help fit awkwardly shaped pots and pans, you can let your dishwasher do that work instead—after all, it’s a lot better at washing than you are.

Upper rack features

stemware
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The wine rack should help prevent your stemwear from breaking during a wash cycle.

If you have stemware, you’ve probably lost a glass to a particularly rough wash cycle. The wine rack helps keep steady, so there’s no accidental stem snapping. We also love the inclusion of a third rack, which is quickly becoming a must-have feature for higher-end dishwashers.

Standard cycle length

Across the board, each cycle took about as long as our calculated median cycle length, based on all other dishwashers we’ve reviewed. The Quick Wash finished in an hour, which was exactly our average. The Normal cycle was done in an hour and 41 minutes, which was only a few minutes slower than average. The Pots & Pans cycle outpaced our benchmark by 20 minutes, finishing at two hours, 22 minutes.

What we don’t like

Redeposit sprinkled everywhere

When we test dishwashers, one of our standardized stains is a pureed spinach—it’s meant to simulate a thick sauce and, because the individual pieces of spinach are very fine, it helps to stress test the filtration system. While it’s one of our most difficult stains to beat, many dishwashers do, from affordable to luxury options.

Unfortunately this test was the main stumbling block for the Vinotemp. There are minor issues with redeposit everywhere—more than the average consumer is likely to just shrug off. A bunch of specks on an otherwise clean dish is pretty noticeable, especially when you’re paid so much for your dishwasher. The fact that we saw it everywhere, even between the door and tub, means the filter probably isn’t up to the task of sifting out fine particulates.

Warranty

Vinotemp offers a limited manufacture warranty for one year. Given the issues we had, we would’ve liked to see a bit more on offer.

What owners say

The Brama BR-DWSH01-S launched in December 2018. There currently aren’t any user reviews posted on any major retailer sites. Typically we’d see a few reviews by this time, but this Vinotemp carries a premium price without the brand recognition typical within this space. We’ll update this section once users start posting feedback.

Should you buy it?

Probably not. The Brama BR-DWSH01-S very much feels like a valiant first attempt. A lot of the design and features are spot on, but some of the nitty-gritty details seem to have been overlooked. The dishwasher's tendency to not filter out 100% of food soil is the biggest blemish on this product’s performance. Depending on what sort of soilage you typically have, it’s possible you might not run into the same issues we did. That being said, there’s other dishwashers out there that offer similar high-end features and don’t have the issues we saw here.

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Mark Brezinski

Mark Brezinski

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Mark Brezinski is a senior writer with seven years of experience reviewing consumer tech and home appliances.

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Kyle Hamilton

Kyle Hamilton

Product Tester

Kyle Hamilton is a product tester at Reviewed, specializing in home appliances and technology.

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